***Rain or Shine!***

Joy to the World!
You're invited to spread Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear. Join the herald angels by singing traditional Christmas carols to our neighbors. 
Joy to the World!
You're invited to spread Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear. Join the herald angels by singing traditional Christmas carols to our neighbors. 

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4, 2019 | 6-8:30P

ST. JAMES | 17514 DETROIT AVE. | LAKEWOOD

*** FREE ***

(Donations gratefully accepted)

***Rain or Shine!***

Please dress for the weather!

Cookies & Cocoa 

7:30P | LOWER CHURCH

Schedule of the Evening | Participants
6:00P | Caroling by Candlelight Participants Arrive (RAIN OR SHINE! Please dress for the weather!)
6:00-6:15P | Carolers Gather Before the Blessed Sacrament to Pray Before Heading Out
6:15P | Caroling Groups Depart (with provided song booklets of traditional Christmas carols, Christmas cards for our neighbors, and lanterns/lights brought from home as well as provided candles for caroling in the streets surrounding St. James. Folks will go out in groups of 12-15 people)
6:30-7:15P | The Intercessory Prayer Team prays before the Blessed Sacrament in the Church
(perfect for our prayer warriors and/or those unable to navigate the potentially icy sidewalks)
7:15P Caroling Groups Return (to all together sing Silent Night & O Come, O Come Emmanuel as a large group in Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament)
7:25P | Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament
7:30P | Free Cookies & Cocoa in the Lower Church (Bakers Needed!)
8:30P | Participants Depart
Can You Help Spread the Joy?
In order to make this a joyful evening for our parish & neighbors, we will need volunteers to:
* PRAY
- for the evening & our neighbors, leading up to the evening
- and interceding during the caroling portion of the event before the Blessed Sacrament 
* Assist with the big-picture logistics 
* Lead Caroling Groups 
* Bake cookies (requested amount: 2-4 dozen per volunteer)
* Donate items off of our Amazon Wishlist
* Decorate the Parish Hall
* Set-Up and Clean-Up
* Write Christmas Cards, enclosing Christmas Mass times
AND MORE!
Please email Lina Simms at linadorasimms@gmail.com with questions or ideas, or sign up below to volunteer. 
Schedule of the Evening | Participants & Volunteers
(Sun. Dec. 1 - after 10:30A Mass) | Volunteers Decorate the Lower Church & Prep Christmas Cards
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Dec. 4 | 5:00P | Volunteers Arrive (for day-of set-up in the Lower Church and set-up luminaries outside)
5:45P | Caroling Group Leaders Arrive
6:00P | Caroling by Candlelight Participants Arrive
6:00-6:15P | Carolers Gather Before the Blessed Sacrament to Pray Before Heading Out
6:15P | Caroling Groups Depart (with provided song booklets of traditional Christmas carols, Christmas cards for our neighbors, and lanterns/lights brought from home as well as provided candles for caroling in the streets surrounding St. James. Folks will go out in groups of 12-15 people)
6:30-7:15P | The Intercessory Prayer Team prays before the Blessed Sacrament in the Church
(perfect for our prayer warriors and/or those unable to navigate the potentially icy sidewalks)
7:15P Caroling Groups Return (to all together sing Silent Night & O Come, O Come Emmanuel as a large group in Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament)
7:25P | Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament
7:30P | Free Cookies & Cocoa in the Lower Church (Bakers needed!)
8:30P | Participants Depart & Clean-up begins
9:00P | Volunteers Depart
MASS TIMES

WEEKEND: SAT: 4:30p (Vigil) | SUN: 10:30a

WEEKDAYS: M-W-F: 8:15a | HOLY DAYS: TBA

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